Coastguard pulls 100 migrants including babies from rough seas

Coastguard pulls 100 migrants including babies from rough seas in the early hours as desperate migrants use cover of darkness to make crossing to Britain despite 27 drowning in the Channel just over a week ago

  • Dozens of migrants have been brought into the Port of Dover by Lifeboat
  • In giro 100 people including babies were found in the Channel on four dinghies
  • Coastguard Spotter plane had to be called in from Doncaster over reports of ‘torch flashing’ in acqua
  • Comes just a week after 27 people drowned in Channel after boat took on water
  • Dozens of migrants were rescued from the La Manica last night after emergency services were scrambled to respond to calls for help amid treacherous conditions.

    In giro 100 people including babies and small children are believed to have been pulled from just four dinghies found floating in the busy shipping lane.

    Pictures show a Lifeboat vessel pulling in at the Port of Dover with emergency workers helping the woman and children onto dry land.








    Dozens of migrants have been rescued from the English Channel amid rough seas and brought to Britain overnight

    Dozens of migrants have been rescued from the English Channel amid rough seas and brought to Britain overnight

    The dozens of migrants were found in rough conditions after setting off under the cover of darkness from the French coast

    The dozens of migrants were found in rough conditions after setting off under the cover of darkness from the French coast

    Several small children were seen among those rescued this morning by an RNLI lifeboat

    Several small children were seen among those rescued this morning by an RNLI lifeboat

    The large number of arrivals comes despite the deaths of 27 persone, including a pregnant woman, in the Channel last week after their small boat took on water.

    The migrantsdinghies are understood to have entered the water at the French commune of Gravelines, just south of Dunkirk, in the early hours this morning.

    Reports suggest that a Coastguard Spotter plane was called in from Doncaster after being alerted to ‘torches flashescoming from boats in the Channel at around 2am.

    An RNLI vessel is said to have found around 100 migrants on different vessels in choppy waters. They were taken onboard the lifeboat and brought in to Dover.

    Pictures show a Lifeboat and Border Force vessel at the Port of Dover helping them disembark to be screened at arrival gates

    Pictures show a Lifeboat and Border Force vessel at the Port of Dover helping them disembark to be screened at arrival gates

    The migrants' dinghies are understood to have entered the water at the French commune of Gravelines, just south of Dunkirk, in the early hours this morning

    The migrantsdinghies are understood to have entered the water at the French commune of Gravelines, just south of Dunkirk, in the early hours this morning

    Poor weather conditions this morning have been hampering operations, mostly through fog and a two-metre swirl

    Poor weather conditions this morning have been hampering operations, mostly through fog and a two-metre swirl

    Poor weather conditions this morning have been hampering operations, mostly through fog and a two-metre swirl.

    viene dopo 27 persone, including seven women, una delle quali era incinta, e tre bambini, perished when their boat capsized in the Channel on Wednesday.

    Almeno 14 others have died attempting to make the journey this year.

    The two sole survivors – an Iraqi and a Somalian – told police their poorly made dinghy was hit by a container ship, puncturing its thin rubber hull.

    Cinque persone sono state arrestate in Francia per il 27 deceduti, compreso un uomo trattenuto durante la notte alla guida di un veicolo targato tedesco pieno di gommoni gonfiabili, anche se non c'è "nessun collegamento dimostrabile"’ con l'affondamento, secondo i pubblici ministeri, nonostante il ministro degli Interni francese Gerald Darmanin insistesse che tutti erano "direttamente collegati"’ agli annegamenti.

    Reports suggest that a Coastguard Spotter plane was called in from Doncaster after being alerted to 'torches flashes' coming from boats in the Channel at around 2am

    Reports suggest that a Coastguard Spotter plane was called in from Doncaster after being alerted to ‘torches flashescoming from boats in the Channel at around 2am

    viene dopo 27 persone, including seven women, una delle quali era incinta, e tre bambini, perished when their boat capsized in the Channel on Wednesday

    viene dopo 27 persone, including seven women, una delle quali era incinta, e tre bambini, perished when their boat capsized in the Channel on Wednesday

    Those wanting to make their way to the UK are willing to pay thousands of pounds to people smugglers who can buy the vessels for a very small fraction of their takings.

    It comes as furious Tories warned Emmanuel Macron’s ‘petulancecould cost lives in the Channel after the French president lashed out at Boris Johnson and uninvited Priti Patel from a crisis summit.

    Mr Macron delivered a furious rant after the PM sent him an open letter demanding action on the migrant flows, branding Mr Johnson ‘not seriousduring a press conference on a visit to Italy.

    Nel frattempo, a spokesman for the president said the premier’s ‘mediocreproposals ‘don’t correspond at all’ con le discussioni che i leader hanno avuto mercoledì.

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